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Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016
Acinetobacter

Detection of multidrug-resistant pathogens up in Europe

Klebsiella pneumoniae, E coli, and Acinetobacter all show increasing signs of resistance.

Sep 19, 2016

Sep 19, 2016
MRSA bacteria

UK health officials detail progress on AMR strategy

Report finds some encouraging trends in resistance, but also notes increasing consumption of anitbiotics.

Aug 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016
Elderly patient

US first: E coli resistant to both colistin, carbapenems

An E coli isolate resistant to both colistin and carbapenem antibiotics has been found in a US hospital patient.

Aug 30, 2016
Salmonella bacteria

NARMS report shows resistance low in Salmonella but up in 1 strain

Rates of multidrug resistance in Salmonella seroptype I 4,[5],12:i:- have tripled.

Jun 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
MRSA plates

Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance

Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Sifting flour

Multistate E coli outbreak prompts General Mills flour recall

Half of the sick people interviewed had made something homemade with flour before becoming ill, with some using a General Mills brand.

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
E coli bacteria

Study: Different resistant E coli strains can cross-protect

Two strains of bacteria resistant to different antibiotics can protect each other when both drugs are present, the study finds.

Apr 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
bacteria culture

CDC: Testing changes may slow foodborne outbreak detection

To preserve cultures as a key disease detection tool, the CDC recommends that labs do them whenever the faster test suggests a bacterial infection.

Jan 08, 2016

Jan 08, 2016
Young calf

New MCR-1 reports warn of untreatable infection threat

The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.

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